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tv   KPIX 5 News at Noon  CBS  August 21, 2013 12:00pm-12:31pm PDT

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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald destructive flames in a wildfire exploded overnight. good afternoon. we'll get to the fires in a moment. but first, breaking news out of kansas where a school bus crashed. >> we begin with the breaking news. a school bus crashed outside
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kansas city and there are multiple injuries. these are live pictures from the scene. the bus overturned on a highway near kansas city. it happened about an hour ago. several ambulances are still at the scene of the accident. we just learned that one hospital is preparing to receive at least 8 children. we don't know how many people were on board and the extent of the injuries at this point, but we will keep you updated. these out of control flames are threatening more than 2,000 homes, hotels and camp buildings near yosemite national park. authorities say the rim fire has grown to more than 25 square miles and is only 5% contained today. the amount of smoke pouring into the sky just shows the size of the massive fire. people are leaving behind their homes and campgrounds. >> a lot of memories, been up there 15, 18 years. so we just had a family reunion up there. the first weekend of august we had 60 people up there.
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we had a big family reunion. >> so far, two homes and five other buildings have burned and the fire has jumped highway 120 as it continues to grow. here's a look at other fires. the american fire in placer county burned more than 15,000 acres in the tahoe national forest. 62% contained. and the swedes fire in butte county has scorched nearly 2500 acres. firefighters expect to have that fully contained by tomorrow. and meteorologist lawrence karnow joins us with more on the fire danger heading closer to the bay area. >> we have been watching for lightning around the bay area. our kpix 5 high-def doppler radar is looking for showers right now. so far, it remains quiet. that's the good news. but we're not out of the woods yet. there's still a chance we could see some more thunderstorms erupting in the bay area. that cutoff low continues to spin off the coastline. over the next 24 hours it will work its way northeast. that should take it across parts of the north bay. with that in mind, red flag
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warnings continuing in the north bay. you could see more dry lightning of course, you have some very dry grass. we'll have more coming up in weather. in san jose, police arrested a burglary suspect after being shot by a security guard. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran tells us the security guard caught the suspect redhanded. >> reporter: an off-duty officer was on the way home around 1:30 this morning. >> he had just got off work when he confronted a suspect who was breaking into his father's vehicle. >> reporter: san jose police say the security guard tried to catch the suspect but he ran away and got into a car nearby. that car drove towards the security guard almost hitting him. the guard said then a passenger got out of the car. he told officers he thought he saw the suspect reach for a weapon and fearing for his
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life, the guard shot his gun towards the suspect. the suspect got back inside the car and drove away. >> we located that vehicle a short distance away from where the original shooting occurred and the vehicle was unoccupied. that vehicle was reported stolen out of san jose police department. >> reporter: they were able to find the suspect with a gushed wound and took him to -- with a gunshot wound and took him to the local hospital, where he is expected to be okay. police say he will go to the santa clara county jail on burglary charges after he recovers. >> we are looking for three additional suspects and hope the investigation will help us track those other three suspects down. >> reporter: the security guard was questioned this morning. no one he is was hurt. cate caugiran, kpix 5. east palo alto police are investigating a fatal shooting just after 10:00 last night on emmett way near university avenue. the city shotspotter detection system picked up the gunshots and led officers to a man wounded in a parked car. the 19-year-old man was rushed
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to a hospital where he died. so far, no word about any possible motive or suspect. it's been six weeks since anyone has heard or seen oakland toddler daphne webb. a billboard with the baby's picture is up in front of the oakland coliseum. the electronic ad also has a tip hotline to call. daphne's father says someone took her from his car at 79th and international boulevard in east oakland. just this year, three bicyclists have been killed by moving vehicles here in san francisco. now one group is demanding the city do something about it. they say there's a safer way to share the road. kpix 5's anne makovec joins us at folsom and sixth here in san francisco where a young woman was killed just last week. anne. >> reporter: you can see just how dicey things are. there is a bike lane here on folsom right behind me. but it is very narrow and you can see some vehicles crossing into that because there's just not a lot of room between all of the cars and all of the
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bicycles that travel along this corridor. bicyclists say something needs to be done. for many bicyclists, commuting to work in san franciscan be life-threatening. >> because we have streets that are very much designed for freeway-like conditions. >> reporter: anthony ryan can attest to that. >> i have been hit by a car on my bicycle. >> reporter: he came to put flowers at folsom and 6th where a cyclist was killed last week by a truck. >> she was a 24-year-old woman with her whole life ahead of her. and, uhm, i really feel for that. >> in just seven months people have been hit and killed while bicycling all by larger vehicles. >> reporter: that's why the bicycle coalition is gathering signatures to pressure city government to make folsom street safer for cyclists using measures now in place on market street, like a physical barrier between bikes and cars and painting the lane green. >> the city has not shown the urgency it should for safety on south of market street. >> it takes time and money to
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get this work done. >> reporter: metropolitan transportation authority spokesman paul rose. >> even green paint would take a planning process and outreach process and an implementation process. >> reporter: that would take years. >> there have been plans on the books for more than a decade to improve folsom street. >> reporter: true. but those plans were put on hold for five years by a lawsuit from a person who didn't like them. >> we can start looking at it now and exploring those options and getting something done. >> reporter: in the meantime, it's every cyclist for himself. >> if the bike hits a car, it's a little dent. if the car hits the bike, it's major problems. >> reporter: some measures could be part of a pilot program which might start in a year or so. but long-term fixes wouldn't go into effect until about 2017. live in san francisco, anne makovec, kpix 5. the bicycle coalition wants all drivers of big trucks to be required to go through additional special training for
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bicycle safety. california's top leader will not be at the opening of the new bay bridge span. governor brown has other plans. he will be attending his wife's family reunion in michigan during the labor day weekend. we're now just 7 days away from the bridge closure. crews will scramble to finish up construction over the five days the bridge will be closed starting next wednesday, august 28th, until september 3rd. the roadbed will be realigned to make it straighter and then there's the road striping and reflectors to add along with electronic information boards and, of course, those exit signs. and while the bridge is closed, bart will be rolling 24 hours a day. service will be limited on the overnight trains and not all stations will be open. service will not run overnight monday into tuesday. and you can stay tuned to kpix 5 for construction updates as well as your commute alternatives. checking some other bay area news on this wednesday afternoon, a controversial soccer field plan for golden gate park is getting another hearing today. a suit is challenging san
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francisco's approval of the environmental impact report for the beach chalet soccer fields. the suit is over the plan for artificial turf. the new school year means san jose police are restarting a program to stop truancy and daytime burglaries. they found many kids who cut school commit those burglaries. so officers will patrol the streets every day to find truant students. they will either take them back to school or do a special truancy abatement, burglary suppression center. and dozens of san francisco city college students were arrested after this protest inside city hall last night. about 150 people staged a sit- in right in front of mayor ed lee's office. arrested students were cited and released this morning. demonstrators want the mayor to take a public stand and help ccsf keep its accreditation. now, the mayor's office says mayor lee is committed to keeping city college open, accredited and available to the thousands of san franciscans
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who rely on it. still ahead, at noon, children are killed in a chemical attack in syria. the white house is getting involved. their request that prompted an emergency u.n. meeting. >> and the 49ers might have to share the turf with these guys and the smackdown could bring millions to the bay area. >> low pressure continuing to spin off the coastline. could we actually see some more thunderstorms? doesn't look like it there. but don't be surprised. we'll talk about that coming up. ,,,,,,,,
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carrying out a toxic gas at in damascus. they claim anywhere from 100 developing news out of syria. rebels there accusing the government of carrying out a toxic gas attack in damascus. they claim anywhere from 100 to 1,000 people including children were killed. videos of the attack were
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posted on youtube showing several victims. president bashar assad's government denies the use of chemical weapons. the obama administration asked the u.n. to investigate. despite an apology, bradley manning will spend 35 years in prison for leaking thousands of top secret documents. cbs reporter tara mergener has more on what happened today. >> reporter: bradley manning showed no emotion as the military judge announced his punishment. the former army intelligence analyst was sentenced to 35 years in prison. he will be dishonorably discharged and forfeit all pay and benefits. manning was convicted of 20 offenses for giving more than 700,000 secret documents to wikileaks including diplomatic cables and this 2007 video from a gunship in baghdad when civilians were killed. last week, a apologized saying, i understand that i must pay a
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price for my decisions and actions and he apologized. his lawyers argued for a lesser sentence saying their client was under severe emotional distress. >> manning was a low level analyst when he leaked the information. he says he did it to provoke public debate about the wars in iraq and afghanistan. >> reporter: manning supporters call him a hero and a small group of them gathered outside the military base where he was sentenced. >> he became disillusioned in iraq and he did a heroic thing while most people kept their mouths shut. >> reporter: the documents he released represent the largest leak of classified information in u.s. history. with good behavior, he could shave several years off his prison sentence. tara mergener for cbs news, fort meade, maryland. >> san francisco bay area supporters of manning will join others around the country today at a gathering at justin herman plaza. they want president obama to pardon manning. the rally begins at 5:00. san diego's mayor bob filner could soon be facing
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more pressure to step down amid sexual harassment accusations from dozens of women. the democratic national committee plans to vote on a resolution this friday that would urge filner to resign immediately, this after an 18th accuser stepped forward today claiming that 70-year-old filner inappropriately touched her. filner denies the allegations. well, let's switch gears now and took a while for mother nature to clear the bay of all the fog but i'm peeking in the window and looking good outside now. >> there's still a chance we could see some thunderstorms. will in the afternoon, get a little heating in the afternoon, and giving rise to the possibility of some thunderstorms. temperatures down a little bit though today. still 73 degrees and pleasant in livermore. 71 san jose. 62 degrees a little breezy into san francisco. and 66 in santa rosa. throughout the afternoon there's a slight chance of thunderstorms again, the fire danger running high especially in the north bay. but after we get through
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tomorrow i think more seasonal weather lies ahead as we head into the weekend as it looks like things are going to calm down. but that's not until this low moves onshore. it's going to finally move. it's a cutoff low so hard to get it going here but finally it's going to kick east and once it does, things will setting down. but between now and then, tomorrow morning there's a chance of thunderstorms especially in the north bay as it slides through. around the state, going to get hot in the central valley. 101 in fresno. 93 degrees in sacramento. flash flood watches up into the tahoe area. be very careful there. could see some thunderstorms popping up there. around the bay cooler numbers, 70s and 80s into the south bay, 60s toward the coastline, 80s, maybe some low 90s well inland and inside the bay 60s and 70s. next couple of days, looks like things settling down for thursday and friday. the weekend looking good just a little bit cooler and then much cooler temperatures next week. that's a look at the forecast, guys.
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back to you. >> thank you. 2016 super bowl might not be the first world championship event at levi stadium in santa clara. santa clara and philadelphia are competing to host "wrestlemania" in 2015. santa clara's mayor jamie matthews is actually going back east next week to lobby the pro wrestling league to hold the big event in his city. >> reporter: it's not too blue collar for the bay area? >> very blue collar town. before we get too full of ourselves it wants long ago when we were all orchards and picking the fruits off them. >> there's big money in wrestling. the most recent "wrestlemania" drew 80,000 fans to the metlife stadium in new jersey and those fans spent tens of millions of dollars in the area. he thought buying extra airline miles would be a smart move. the expensive lesson he learned and how consumerwatch stepped in to help. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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but, on the consumerwatch, e kwon expla buying extra airline miles may be a good way to top off your account to book the free flight but on the consumerwatch, sue kwon explains purchasing extra points doesn't always pay off. >> reporter: john norris had plenty of airline miles. >> in three years i got up to 57,000 miles. >> reporter: but the san francisco senior needed more to get a business class seat on an american airlines flight to paris. so he purchased an additional 23,000 miles from american express for $700.
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>> i wouldn't have to be sitting with five people this way and babies screaming and yelling. >> reporter: but when norris had to cancel that flight for health reasons, he realized those extra miles wouldn't go very far. his doctor had advised him not to fly anywhere more than one hour away. >> the furthest i can travel now by plane is to l.a. >> reporter: he was refused a refund from amex. purchased points are nonrefundable. >> in most cases once you buy them they are yours. >> reporter: and they are relatively expensive for what you get. and there are limits on what you can do with them. >> in hose cases the redemptions are the saver levels where awards space is limited. not only that, they don't count towards any status. >> reporter: what can you do with extra miles? most points programs restrict customers from selling them but they can be donated to
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charities or gifted. sites like points.com will allow a trade. they can also be used to purchase merchandise although travel experts say the exchange rate isn't great. each point is actually worth about a penny. john norris didn't want to go that route. so he called consumerwatch. volunteer shelley contacted american. the airline went the extra mile and in norris' case made an exception. it refunded the $700 he spent on additional points. sue kwon, kpix 5 consumerwatch. >> a reminder if you have a consumer problem or question, call our hotline, 888-5-helps- u. volunteers are there right now. time to eat now. here's something for you salad eaters out there. fresh grocer tony tantillo tells us how to get the best for your buck when you're shopping for lettuce. >> reporter: tell, well, well "today in l.a.'s" is leaf lettuce, the romaine, green, red for salads combined
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together fantastic. this was the beginning of the spring mix and then a field of baby lettuces, but when it comes to making a great traditional salad you need these. besides the romaine i love the greenleaf salad. it's great in all types of sandwiches especially the panini because of its texture and the color. let's talk about selection. when you buy them, you want to make sure green all the way around very important. free from any yellowing whatsoever. when you bring them home in the refrigerator right away and a quick tip is you want to crisp these. so when you get home, and you bring your leaf lettuce home before you put it in the refrigerator, put it in cold water in the kitchen sink for a couple of minutes, shake off the excess water, wrap a paper towel around it and put it in a refrigerator. they stay crisp for five to seven days that way. in the plastic bag in the refrigerator, not going to last, two or three days at the most and lose the crispiness. leaf lettuce. i'm tony tantillo, your fresh grocer, and always remember to eat fresh and stay healthy.
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another look at the new bay bridge now just one week until the entire bridge closes down for the grand opening. day to move out. how she,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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morgan mccarley thought she going for her first helicopr ride thursday. and just as flew over her family ranch cottonwood
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a california man reaching new heights to propose. she thought she was going for her first helicopter ride on thursday and just as they flew over her family ranch in cottonwood she saw a special message, will you marry me? >> ah!! >> i looked down to my left and i see all these letters. i cried. right when i read it i just started sobbing. >> i think the scream meant yes. once the chopper touched down he got down on a knee and proposed. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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>> katie: he's all yours. you can make him happier than i ever could. you win. congratulations. >> bill: i love you. >> katie: you did this to me. you stole my husband.

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